Industrial floor coatings are a major component in almost all types of flooring solutions. This is because the coating system is virtually its first line of defense against potential damage and flooring problems.
If safety measures are not implemented, flooring can be a source of slips, falls, and other related accidents. Such accidents can make workers unproductive and accrue medical bills for the facility. Industrial floor coatings maintain good surface conditions for as long as possible, thereby avoiding safety problems and potential accidents.
To prevent accidents, there are many flooring solutions that a facility manager can choose from:
- Non-slip industrial floor coatings that provide traction and keep the floorings from being slippery.
- Mats in a variety of functions — anti-slip entrance mats, rubber mats, and even anti-fatigue mats for worker safety.
- Patches and seals that repair damaged floors.
- Markers that aid workers to be careful near problem areas, serving as warning signs, safety cones and traffic directions.
Industrial floor coatings bring beauty to utilitarian areas. Good aesthetics enhance the appeal of any room and present a good image of the facility. It can also uplift workers’ spirits and drive productivity even in manufacturing shop floors.
Industrial coatings can bring a clean and polished look to surfaces while protecting and repairing any sustained damages. Most flooring solutions are water-based epoxies that provide long-lasting performance and enhance the look of ordinary factory decks, storage areas, and warehouses.
Because they come in many colors and thickness formulations, industrial floor coatings can cater to almost all kinds of facility requirements.
Facility flooring lasts much longer and remain in good condition when regular cleaning is done on them, preventing dirt and stains from doing more serious harm, such as lodging on surface cracks and providing opportunities for disease-carrying bacteria to grow. Chemical and toxic spills that often occur in manufacturing shop floors can lead to safety risks.
When cleanliness is a major priority, epoxy resins-based industrial floor coatings are the popular choice. They are highly-resistant to stains and dirt, promoting good hygiene by keeping surfaces clean for longer periods of time. These coatings also make the areas easier to clean and in less frequent need for maintenance.
Flooring systems, like equipment, tools and machiny, have limited shelf-life and fall to old age and damage; therefore they also need to have regular maintenance. Maintenance work keeps the surfaces in good condition and repairs any cracks and damage sustained from daily operations.
During maintenance the surface areas get a thorough cleaning and washing. This is also the time when industrial floor coatings are re-applied when needed. Many industrial floor coatings are long-lasting and do not need frequent re-application. With less maintenance, the costs of cleaning, repair or replacement are cut down to a minimum.
When applying industrial floor coatings during maintenance, the room’s function dictates the type of coatings applied. In food processing areas, anti-bacterial coatings are appropriate, while in laboratory floors chemical-resistant coatings may be the right choice.